Periodontal Therapy– Bellevue, Wa
Effective Treatment for Bleeding Gums
When you think of a smile that’s in trouble, you likely envision hurting, decayed teeth. However, your gums are just as important as your tooth structure. Without healthy gums, your teeth would not be able to stay in place! In fact, gum disease is the number one reason for adult tooth loss. As a result, if you notice your gums becoming swollen and red or bleeding while you brush, don’t wait to give us a call. Our dentists can get rid of the inflammation-causing bacteria and get your smile back on track with periodontal therapy in Bellevue, WA.
Why Choose Ideal Smiles Dental Care for Periodontal Dentistry?
Bilingual Dentist &
Years of Clinical Experience and Training
Kind, Compassionate Dental Team
Scaling & Root Planing
Although the earliest stage of gum disease can be handled with a routine dental cleaning and regular at-home care, severe cases require more in-depth efforts. At that point, plaque and bacteria have accumulated beneath the gum line, which means that we’ll need to clear out those pockets in a procedure called scaling. Then, we make the tooth surface nice and smooth (root planing), facilitating gum reattachment and preventing future reinfection.
Arestin Antibiotic Therapy
Even with aggressive scaling and root planing, bacteria can be difficult to eradicate. That’s where a topical antibiotic treatment can step in and finish the job. The Arestin antibiotic immediately hardens at the gum line and then steadily breaks down, penetrating deep into trapped pockets of bacteria. Keep in mind that this treatment, along with scaling and root planing, may need to be repeated every three to four months to confirm that your gum disease is under control.